Welcome, New Siestas!

I just got home from the simulcast a few minutes ago. Wow. What an awesome time in the Word! I didn’t realize Beth would be mentioning the blog until right before we got started last night. Now I wish I would’ve spruced up the place a bit for our first time visitors! Well, at least we can serve them some cake. If this is your first time here, welcome to The LPM Blog!

One of my favorite things that my mom said today was “Speak faith to one another.” I just love that statement and I think it encapsulates the purpose of this blog. *Siestas old and new, let’s continue to speak faith to one another as long as God has us on this blog.

I’ll try to have the commissioning posted for you within the next couple of days. Enjoy the rest of your weekend, ladies! I’m going to take a real siesta now.

*Look at the top right corner of the blog to find out why we call each other “Siestas.”

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  1. 151
    Anonymous says:

    Attended the simulcast in Colonial Heights VA. It was totally awesome. Is it possible to get a DVD or CD of the conference?

  2. 152
    Anonymous says:

    Well, this was my first time to hear Beth speak and I certainly hope it is not my last. She is so awesome in her faith and in her knowledge that God will be there no matter what, all we have to do is ask and most importantly STOP IT and listen. I just like a lot of the other comments would love to have access to the commission that we made to each other. Still digesting it all and will be for awhile.
    Tammy Purcell
    Newnan, GA

  3. 153
    Rhett says:

    it was an awesome weekend. i attended one of the locations and thought it was such a powerful message. thank you all so much for all your work and ministry.

    the one thought i kept having over and over at the event was, i wonder what it sounds like to hear 90,000 people singing, praising, worshiping from all over the world. it just gave me chills.

  4. 154
    Rhett says:

    it was an awesome weekend. i attended one of the locations and thought it was such a powerful message. thank you all so much for all your work and ministry.

    the one thought i kept having over and over at the event was, i wonder what it sounds like to hear 90,000 people singing, praising, worshiping from all over the world. it just gave me chills.

  5. 155
    Georgia Jan says:

    Welcome all new Siestas to the BEST BLOG COMMUNITY ever!

    You are sure to blessed here! It's a great place!

    I love you siestas!

    Georgia Jan

  6. 156
    Anonymous says:

    STOP IT!

    New words to speak to my mind when I am struggling with inappropraite thoughts! Being single is hard, and often first thing before I fall asleep or when I wake my thoughts often turn toward my desire for a husband, which often leads to thoughts of things that only belong in marriage.

    STOP IT! Take captive every thought and make it obedient to Christ!

    God has spoke a word over me. I lay my desires before him, but I also am willing to accept his will for my life.

    I love you LORD!

  7. 157
    Katherine says:

    Love to all my siestas in Christ!

  8. 158
    Anonymous says:

    Beth during our simulcast Friday night we were having a terrible storm and heavy rain! But God was faithful! During the praise and worship, we could tell what songs you all were singing, so we lifted up our voices and sang acapella! Nothing like the sweet sound of several hundred women's voices lifted up in praise! Then God would show himself mighty! As you came out on stage, we lost the video and audio feed completely! So the daughters of the Most High came before the throne and cried out to hear the Word that he had laid on your heart! And the feed was restored right as you began your lesson! GOd is so good!

  9. 159
    Meridith says:

    What and awesome event. This is my first event and I am so glad I was able to attend and see Beth live. The past hear has been hard on me as I have been battleing infertility issues and family problems. THis past weekend I laughed, I cried but most importantly I let all the hurt, pain and anger go and my heart, soul and all that I am was filled with the love of Jesus.
    I can't wait to make a difference in my church,in myself, my family & Friends and no one is going to be able to dim the light that is filling me now. With GOD I am unstopable and I am not going to give up on my hearts desires – because God will NOT give up on me.
    Thank you all so much I can't begin to describe how much attending this event has help and changed my life all for the better. NO one will be able to stop me now or steal my joy.

  10. 160
    Becky says:

    I am 24 hours plus after the simulcast and am still in awe of our awesome God. I just wanted to thank you all for such a wonderful time that was had by all. Beth is so down to earth and real, she is just like all of us, insecure and ornery and loves our Lord with all her heart and soul..Thank you for the encouraging words from his word. I am the Woman's director at our church and we have decided, Lord willing, that we would like to travel to Chicago to be there live. When will the tickets for the 2010 show be available. If you could let be know I would appreciate it. Your sister in Christ, Becky Pfeilsticker

  11. 161
    Sarah M. says:

    I am exhausted!
    My JAW was hurting…and I was doing my best to ignore it…and have joy/delight. It was a battle I would never win! Thanks for bringing it to my attention. Thank you for being faithful to teach God's Word!

    The "CAAaaaakKKeeee" is absolutely delish! I made it for our small group this evening (as most of the ladies I went with to the simulcast are in my small group) and we ate it up…the pan is almost empty!

  12. 162
    Anonymous says:

    I attended the simulcast at Pinnacle Hills Church in Rogers, AR. Just what I needed! The word was so encouraging. My faith was strengthened. Thank you for your diligence to the word of God. It is truly a lamp to our feet and a light to our path. My path has been illuminated!!

    I would LOVE a copy of the commission.

  13. 163
    theboysmomma24 says:

    I would love to say God bless you from HARVEST COMMUNITY CHURCH IN KITTANNING, PA….we had the wave happen at our church..we had 270 women singing Gods' praise….I was there with my family my sisters, aunt and grammother. I was repeating you at the end and broke down…i had just returned to my husband after a short seperation and needed to hear you telling me that i was letting someone take my joy….noone can take my joy….I love my man and we are working out we have 2 little mighty men in the making….I love your ministry ….Our preacher is such a wonderful blessing in encouraging the harvest women in their walk with the Lord….thank you thank you thank you and may God bless you and your family
    yours in God
    BriAnna Orr

  14. 164
    TJ in the South says:

    I attended the simulcast in Pascagoula, MS with my Mom. And I'm really glad she did. My walk with God hasn't been consistant over the past 8-10 years since I graduated high school, but he was always watching over me, I knew. Life has gotten overwhelming this past year, full time travel job, graduate school, marathon training, first home buyer, etc… Don't get me wrong, I LOVE everything I do, I am just sensitive and easily anxious. And of course have been trying to control the outcome of everything and coming this weekend allowed me to stop and listen to what God was trying to tell me. I can't control everything. And I need to let go and let him handle it. Things will happen in his time the way he wants them. He knows what I truly want and he will give them to me as I am ready.

  15. 165
    TNlawgirl says:

    Beth,
    This was my second conference but my first simulcast. I must admit, getting to my car was easier with the simulcast. Anyway, I'm 30 weeks pregnant and have had two prior high risk/complicated pregnancies (I had preeclampsia both times). This pregnancy is going along smoothly and my blood pressure is doing great. However, as soon as I got home (to Knoxville) from Cleveland, TN's First Baptist Church, I sat down to look at my computer and suddenly discovered that I had lost peripheral vision in my right eye. Visual disturbances are a sign of preeclampsia, so I started freaking out a little. I talked to my doctor and ultimately just went to bed for the night with the understanding that if I got worse I'd call the doc again. I woke up at 4:00 in the morning with a headache, pain in my eye, and somewhat increased blood pressure. I called the doctor again at about 5, but by that time I was worked into a frenzy WORRIED that my baby girl would come early, would suffer complications, etc. My blood pressure reached 160/95 at one point. Then I stopped to pray, and remembered JAW. I realized that Satan was attempting to unnerve me using the greatest weapon that he could use at this particular time, and he wanted to rob me of delighting in the Lord by causing me to WORRY. I rebuked Satan, I rebuked preeclampsia and premature birth, and I rebuked panic and anxiety. I claimed God's promises using one of the scriptures I included as part of the acrostic I've begun–"Heal me, O Lord, and I will be healed; save me, and I will be saved, for You are my praise." Satan may have tried to take me down, but he just got this Mama Bear's hackles raised up.

    Thanks for teaching us some Word, and teaching us methods to remember God's Word that is easily accessible at frantic moments.

    N Richardson

  16. 166
    theboysmomma24 says:

    I would love to say God bless you from HARVEST COMMUNITY CHURCH IN KITTANNING, PA….we had the wave happen at our church..we had 270 women singing Gods' praise….I was there with my family my sisters, aunt and grammother. I was repeating you at the end and broke down…i had just returned to my husband after a short seperation and needed to hear you telling me that i was letting someone take my joy….noone can take my joy….I love my man and we are working out we have 2 little mighty men in the making….I love your ministry ….Our preacher is such a wonderful blessing in encouraging the harvest women in their walk with the Lord….thank you thank you thank you and may God bless you and your family
    yours in God
    BriAnna Orr

  17. 167
    RachB says:

    BETH!!! or Amanda! SIESTAS! I am a big bad reader of the blog… scripture memory verse do'er… and major siesta. Looked foreward to the simulcast for weeks and weeks and weeks. Went Friday night… such a blessing. Loved every minute. Just what I needed to hear. Spoke straight to me. I then got home and my first child, 4 months old, was sick as a dog. I had actually left him with his daddy for the FIRST TIME EVER without me. And as luck would have it he got sick. So I didnt dare leave him Saturday morning. 103 fever and I think ear infection. Uh. Going to the dr tomorrow. ANYWAY. I missed Saturdays. I am sick about it. Is there anyway we can watch it somewhere somehow someway? It would make this worn out mommas month! Just thought I'd ask.

    Love your Siesta in Texarkana,
    Rachel Berry

    rachelberry22@gmail.com

  18. 168
    Mrs. Julie Graham says:

    do you all have a twitter??

  19. 169
    The Vang Family says:

    I LOVED the simulcast! I brought 2 friends ages 20 and 22. One is very new in her faith and her sister who has not yet accepted Christ. It was amazing to see how moved they both were. We love you Beth! Thank you so much to the the Living Proof team, Travis and his praise team, and our hose church NVCL here in Indy!

  20. 170
    Kanne Hearts says:

    Beth,
    The simulcast was wonderful. I've never been to one and, although I've heard your name a lot, I've never actually heard you speak. You have no idea how uplifting that was. I hadn't planned on taking notes, but ten minutes in I was furiously writing, trying not to miss a single thing. Everything you said hit me right in the pit of my stomach. I've been so desperate to read the bible and find answers since then. There's so much I NEED to know. Even now, as I'm feeling hopeless, I'm crying "God, give me hope." instead of "I must have done something wrong". I know that there's nothing else I could have done. I know I'm on the right path. Thank you, Beth, for reminding me to hang on.

  21. 171
    akmomma says:

    Can you post the blessing/prayer that was given at the end? It was SO powerful!!! Also – there was a blessing of Asher in one of the classes I took and I never could find that blessing – we spoke it to each other at the end of the session of one of the bible studies. Anyone know what I am talking about?
    simulcast was awesome!!!!

  22. 172
    Tracy says:

    I found my way back to the Lord in 2000 after a very long and hard absence. I went with our church to a conference you did around 2001/2002 in Odessa, Texas. I remember sitting up in the nosebleed section and listening to you tell about how much you loved Jesus and talking about being face down on the floor so overwhelmed by the Spirit that you couldn't get up. I had never heard anything like that and never heard of anyone who loved Jesus so much. I remember thinking, "I wish I had what she has!" Wanting so bad to have something more in my life, something that could give my life meaning. Never dreaming I could have it, but praying desperately for it. It was probably about a year later through lots of prayer, Bible Study, and tears that I found myself face down on the carpet, with carpet fiber up my nose, as you had said, and the spirit so heavy on my back that I couldn't get up. I will never forget what God said to me that day, "Delight yourself in me and I will give you the desires of your heart!" Immediately I remembered being in the stands at your conference and desiring to know this God the way you knew Him. To know Him in such an intimate way that would put me on my face! He had answered that prayer and given me my desire. I never looked back – Imagine when I went to the simulcast in Artesia, NM with my sister and you were speaking on the same verse He had spoken over me! I still have a long way to go, but God has blessed my socks off so much in the last 8 years I can't describe. Thank you for being an example that we can look to and follow after. Thank you for helping God to change my life!

  23. 173
    nita daniel says:

    Hi Beth, Thank you so much for the awesome simulcast. My home church was full of crazy for Jesus women. A group of us got together and decided the DESIRE OF OUR HEARTS PS 37 was for you to come to Lubbock, Texas and do a conference. We would treat you so good you might not want to leave us. I told the ladies I would keep begging we'll even make a cool banner and gather of bunch of women together for a picture if you'll come. We will delight in the Lord for He is good. Beth I think this was one of your best simulcast we will never forget the power and anointing that filled our church you truly are His vessel. Thanks again we love and appreciate all you do for us needy women. Love Nita Daniel

  24. 174
    annie says:

    Can anyone help me out with the name of one of songs Travis sang on Friday night? I can't find it on i-tunes anywhere and I just loved it! Wish I could sing it for you but the chorus sang, "And I will praise You for the rest of my days…" I keep singing it in my head and must download this song! I'm thinking perhaps it is by another artist because it's not one of the 150 songs Travis has on i-tunes already! Hope someone can help! Thanks!!!

  25. 175
    Anonymous says:

    Beth, This was my second simulcast that I have attended and I enjoyed such a fresh word! I was watching the simulcast from Red Deer, Alberta Canada. I have struggled with my own jealous thoughts that were stealing my delight. My husband and I have been trying to start a family and I had been struggling with the frustration that things were not moving along as quickly as I had hoped. I now have a hope that God is working in me to prepare me to be the woman and mother He wants me to be.

    P.S. Beth I'd love to see pictures of your wave of a hair malfunction!

    Luv ya!

  26. 176
    Anonymous says:

    Kind of last minute, took my 13 year old daughter. After a rough day in our house. Drove 2 hours each way both days and talked. I even practiced closing my mouth. Inspired to wait, eagerly, actively, expectantly. Tomorrow my 44 bday. Brit Rose said, "let's make Beth's cake!". caaaake caaake lol… Even worship today delightFULL! Life is rough but God speaks. Take the shakles off my feet so I can dance…free

  27. 177
    Tracy says:

    Amazing! Loved the simulcast as it was my first to attend. I have attended and been truly blessed by a live event as well…Deeper Still (2008). I loved both but it was so wonderful to spend time with people I love and introducing them to a Beth event. God is awesome and Beth your words spoke directly to my friends hearts & mine…thank you for allowing God to work through you. Keep speaking faith to all the siestas! Blessings and Hugs to you and yours!

  28. 178
    txn loving life says:

    Attended the Simulcast at FBC Nederland Texas. They did an awesome job.

    Wow how is it that you can deliver a message that 90,000 people NEEDED to hear?? Must be a God thing.

    I had a bbbbaaaadddd week. Felt like I was just about to have mental meltdown. This Simulcast really spoke to me. I knew the "evil one" was hard at work on me. He is still trying, but Praise God, he is not winning!!!!

    My JAW is almost completely the "W". I cannot tell you how much of the air cleared for me by Saturday noon. Held hands at the end with a very dear friend. Meant the world to me.

    I do hope this is put out on DVD or even Audio CD. I would love to hear it again.

    Thank you so much,
    Your Sister in Christ

  29. 179
    Kingdomseeker says:

    Dear Darling Beth, Amanda, and Siesta Sisters!

    First off, let me tell you that some sweet siestas made the cake very early Saturday morning and brought it to our Simulcast location (Torrington, WY)
    Oh, a piece of heaven (two pieces, actually-mmmm)

    Operation Christmas Child has the ABC's of salvation. I don't know if it's the same as Beth's, but it's good! I'll look for mine tomorrow, and share, if you want.

    Notes for those of you who had power outages and storms and sick kids:
    1. Nothing dictates our lives like our desires.
    2. Beneath the desires of our hearts is the heart of our desires.
    (yes, chiastic structure!)
    3. Delighting in God adapts our desires into inevitabilities.
    4. NOTHING EXTERNAL CAN STEAL OUR RIGHT TO DELIGHT.
    (yes, this one really spoke to me)
    5. To make room for delight, we have to commit.
    6. Nothing is passive about patiently waiting for desire to turn into delight.
    7. Till faith beomes sight, trust God and do good.

    "Do not protect us from your glory"
    Ooo, that one takes a LOT of faith to pray; especially over my boys…but I'll DO it!
    You said in your Esther study "Are we strong, or just spoiled?"
    I do want my boys to be mighty warriors! I will give to the LORD my hearts desires; the pieces of my heart that dwell outside my body: my two teenage sons. "PLEASE LORD!"
    God delights in me? What joy that brings to my soul!
    Dwell in the land that God has given you!!!! This speaks directly into what I listed as a current struggle a few days ago-relocating to a small town after 20 years in my previous town. I will feed off of His faithfulness to me.
    Going to get my straw right now!

    Jillian
    Laramie, WY

  30. 180
    PrincessTrish says:

    What an incredible weekend at the Simulcast in Dublin, OH. The message felt like it was spoken through Beth right to me. There are some challenges ahead, but I welcome them, and I know God is working on the heart of my desires. Thank you, Beth!

  31. 181
    sylvia says:

    Will copies of simulcast be available for purchase. I was unable to attend but my friend says I need to hear it because of a situation I'm going through.

  32. 182
    stkarenofarc says:

    Loved the message, the praise, and Beth looked THE CUTEST! The simulcast was just what I needed!

  33. 183
    Cheryl England says:

    Thank you for the simulast. I enjoyed every moment, but got stuck on point 1, and the question, "What are my desires?" I know I was created for a purpose, saved by grace, and have prayed for years to serve him sharing the gospel, but the concept that I could have desires or a passion for something was a new concept. I have been in prayer for God to reveal what those desires are.

  34. 184
    Anonymous says:

    I was at the Houston broadcast, at FBC.
    WOWWWWWW! what a great weekend!
    the music was amazingggg and Beth was off the chart great!!

    I ate up every bit of it!

    thanks to everyone who made it happen.

    I walked out of there, , i think, a few inches off the ground. :o)

  35. 185
    Anonymous says:

    Hi! Just got to let you know how providentially I was brought to the event. I had been reading and re-reading Psalm 37 and praying for encouragement and a renewed sense of the Lord's presence. I also knew my problem was one of needing to delight in the Lord again. I broke down into tears when I found that you, Beth, were speaking on Psalm 37!!! It's AMAZING when the Lord shows you that, YES, He is really speaking to you personally!
    Blessings! Elaine Chandler

  36. 186
    Natalie says:

    The simulcast was incredible. I asked my husband to rearange his vacation so that I could go with a friend who lives 5 hours away since there wasn't one happening in my area! I'm so "delighted" he did that for me! My blog name is Delightful Details – Ps 37:4 so it truly had significance in so many ways! I just want to share something that's in my Bible next to the Micah verse you shared. I drew a signpost that says "No Fishing" Beth you are a delight, I enjoy your teaching so much!!! Love ya!

  37. 187
    Sarah Littlefield says:

    I attended your simulcast from Green Bay at a church in Knoxville, Tn. Beth, you rocked the house! I pray that God would enable you to continue sharing His word and offering encouragement to the thousands upon thousands of women who hear you. I am so thankful that I heard your insirational words.
    Girlfriend, keep it coming 🙂

  38. 188
    Reunion says:

    I am a Houstonian living In Milwaukee, Wi and had the awesome priviledge of seeing Beth this weekend in Green Bay! The anointing that God has placed on Beth and this ministry is a blessing to all. Wow, still processing the heart of my desire. Thank you for showing me that I should not give up on my desires but that i could/am standing in the way of some of them. Also thanks for the "slap in the face" about our husbands and getting out of God's way. I need to "Shut up!" Blessings to y'all and keep it coming!

  39. 189
    Janella says:

    Beth and team,
    What a wonderful weekend! Praise the Lord. I could not WAIT (yes i twisted for days) to put my kids on the bus Fri am and get in car for some Sister/Siestas Time. I met my Melissa/sister in Appleton, WI and we enjoyed a great time in Green Bay w/ great conversations during the drive back and forth. I knew God would have something to say to me but sure was not expecting what I got from him thru Beth. All 7 points she went thru could have been captions for the last yr. After having God open the doors wide and say time to leave the church and ministries we had been a part of for 5 yrs I felt lost and lonely and hurt by many sinful, ungodly words and actions of Christian women at that church. At the time I chose to say while I do not understand "I am choosing to be happy!" while holding my umbrella up high and letting it rain down on me. They were not going to steal my joy. I was going to trust God, and do Good, not just do right. I had to leave it in his hands. Not easy when you are a fixer by nature. Thanks to "STepping Up" and Esther I had much to think about and keep me on track last yr. But still the 1 thing I really still saught/ DESIRED/ my CAAKKEE was a Godly older woman to mentor and guide me. Instead I was disappointed by what I had witnessed. Woman who demonstraited such wrong that 5th gr girls saw it and called them out on it! The girls I taught looked to me, others my age looked to individuals my age for how to "do Good" in the situation. I kept thinking I am not old enough/ wise enough/ I have no idea what I am doing. God really taught me that we are all that older woman- it is not an age. And we need to be mighty women for God so they can learn to be mighty girls for God and one day mighty Women!
    God had not given me the Desire of my Heart for 15yrs because the I had not seen the Heart of my Desire was helping young girls and young women become mighty for God.
    Side note our family has settled into a new wonderful church. I feel more fired up for God than I have in years and I had just Committed to leading a 4-5th gr girls small group on Sunday morning along with continuing to leading a women's small group at a community Bible Study. That was before God got me w/ pt 2 and the chiastic structure my desire for Godly older women my Longing to teach young girls/ women how to be mighty for God.
    Thank you Beth (Kay Arthur and many other Godly women- that includes all you out there I have never met that are walking every day for the Lord) for guiding all us young'ns through our lives through truths in God's word. Looking forward to Deeper Still study this fall and can't wait until Chicago next fall. how many days? I love living in the midwest! Bears fan forever!

  40. 190
    Mary in Alabama says:

    Hi all first time Siestas! You will love it here — take some time to get to know the others. We're a fun bunch and an easy going group.
    I didn't quite "get it" at first. I didn't know what made a person a Siesta, but I figured it out — if you say you're a Siesta, you're a Siesta.

    Shout it out loud — I'm a Siesta. We are a passionate, often times loud, loving, caring bunch of girls from all walks of life, all sorts of places, and of all ages!

    Have fun here and get ready — you're fixin' to get you a blessing. (that's how we say it in Alabama!)

  41. 191
    Morgan says:

    BETH, COME TO LUBBOCK!!!!!!

  42. 192
    Anonymous says:

    I was so excited to attend the simulcast near my home in Crewe, VA. It was a word timely spoken. Several ladies from my church attended and we enjoyed a little inside joke on Sunday morning at church when we asked each other how their "JAW" looked that morning. Thank you for your ministry.

    Alice

  43. 193
    Judi says:

    This was so amazing. I watched in Traverse City, MI with some of my best girlfriends. Beth really touched me in many ways, but what made the biggest impact was when she talked about her "man's" faith. My husband is mighty as well. He goes to church, but it's not his priority necessarily. I leave the scriptures on the bathroom mirror, and the reading material by his bedside table. She showed me God is doing a work in me, and He's working in my husband too. I need to back up the bus!

    Can I also please share a link to our local tv show we're doing called The Faith Group. Our most recent show we interview a Christian teenager who talks about being a light in the public schools, avoiding peer pressure, holding friends accountable etc. She's an amazing young lady!
    http://thefaithgrouptc.blogspot.com/

    Thanks!

  44. 194
    Coral says:

    The kids are all tucked in there beds asleep. I hear the faint sound of there radio as it plays various christian songs. All speaking of what a wonderful, powerful,faithful, and loving God we have. As I sit here listening to the lyrics I question were are you God? My heart is lonely and sad…..missing my husband. Missing the company we used to share. The way you would hog the couch with your legs stretched out and no chance of me every handling the remote. I am not a widow. Although every day I feel like one. I fell as though you were taken from me,not understanding why you chose to leave? It has been almost 2 years since you left. Will this pain ever leave me. I look to scripture for the answer, praying that God will enter my heart and heal the ache inside. I find this 1 Tim 5:5 "The widow who is really in need and left all alone put her hope in God and continues night and day to pray and to ask for help." and this one Psalms 72:12 "For he will deliver the needy who cry out, the afflicted who have no one to help."
    I pray night and day. I study his word and yet still fell an emptiness. I studied a new scripture this week it is Psalms 37:4 delight yourself in the LORD and he will give you the desires of your heart. Beth Moore taught me so very much this weekend.There have been days I just want to end it all. I will continue to pray every day that God will heal my lonely heart. Thank you for speaking directly to me and giving me the hope I need to go on.

  45. 195
    Joanne says:

    Darling Beth, Thank you for being willing to be used by the Holy Spirit. My sis, daughter and I attended the simulcast program in Tualatin (Portland), OR. I don't know how you do it, but I always feel like you are talking directly to me (this was my 2nd simulcast). Thank you for the gems you shared from The Word.

    My daughter is 2 years out from an ugly divorce (not her idea) and is so discouraged – formerly a strong Christian, she now has almost ceased to believe. She feels she has prayed and prayed, and has heard "nothing" back from God. She is dating a nonbeliever, but acknowledges that she could never be permanently yoked with an unbeliever. There are 4 beautiful kids involved, aged 16, 15, 12, and 10. The kids are so hurt and confused – acting out horribly in ways that make them almost unrecognizable as my sweet grandbabies. I am heartbroken, but my faith is strong – He is able! There are other equally concerning issues going with other members of our family, but my husband and I remain strong in The Faith. I appreciated the reminder to "get out of the way and just shut up" to let God do His work in the hearts of our precious ones.

    It was obvious that the Holy Spirit spoke profoundly through you to my daughter during your teaching this past weekend – there were many tears! I pray that that dirty ole bird, Satan, is not able to snatch up the seeds that were planted in her heart (and the hearts of so many others) during the program.

    In addition to the issues in our family, my younger brother passed away in March after suffering for 2 years with brain cancer. It was several weeks before I could claw my way out of the fog of grief after watching him deteriorate a little every day for the last six months of his life. He knew the Lord, and we know we will be reunited with him in heaven. PTL for that blessed assurance!

    Thanks to you and your LPM team for your willing service and for being our Siesta Mama, …AND for the naughty cake recipe. I can't wait to try it out on my family's arteries (LOL)!

    I love you, my siesta! Let's promise to meet someday in heaven.

    Joanne Ault
    Castle Rock, WA

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    BamaGirl says:

    Just wanted to say "thank you" for the wonderful Simulcast! It certainly spoke to MY heart…my best friend and sister-in-Christ started a photography business with me back in Feb and this is something I've been praying for for years… a job that I'm passionate about that is flexible for my family. After beginning with a bang, things had slowed in the last few weeks as we got caught up in family and back-to-school stuff (we are also PTO officers together)…imagine my DELIGHT when I discovered at the Friday night session that Beth was teaching out of THE VERY VERSE we had chosen to put on our business cards!! I was renewed in the assurance that God is in this business venture with us and He will continue to bless it if we will continue to seek our happiness in Him! Love and blessings to all the Siestas out there 🙂

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    Kathy says:

    August 29, 2009 was my 55th birthday — and attending the Simulcast was my birthday present to MYSELF! In fact, I was so excited about it – I bought a ticket for a friend and we both attended at CrossRoad Church in Jacksonville, FL. Far from being upset over getting older…I was encouraged, uplifted, instructed, exhorted, cajoled, preached to, stepped on and just plain tickled by Beth's message. "Waiting" is not a message I could listen to a few years ago – so these extra birthdays have made the truth sweet (like that cccaakkkee) to me. My Abba has been so good to me–and Beth…your phrase "God's Mercy comes to me with delight" — was perfect. God is faithful. More than anything–God is faithful. In all things – He is faithful. Thank you for a MAH-VA-LOUS weekend…amd for the best kind of reminders…(Now I'm going to go make some cake…you should see the glow of the candles from there!)

    Janette Murray
    St. Augustine, FL

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    MDurst says:

    Beth & Girls,
    What a great weekend!!! My heart was overflowing–i so want to delight in my Jesus! I was stricken with conviction on the jealousy that I've allowed to steal my delight and, with God's help, I am going to stand firm against the enemy's attacks in those areas of my life. I LOVE that you pray for His word to abide in me!!! I want my sword sharp. Bless all of you and Praises to our God!

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    Lindsey says:

    We just had the most wonderful day with the Lord, Beth and each other in Australia in a delayed showing of the Simulcast from last weekend. I'm telling you that the devil did just about everything He could to keep me from getting to this wonderful day…but Praise God HE PREVAILED…I walked away so full of encouragement and ready to renew COMMITMENT. I have so much more to say, but i am going to save it for a letter to Beth. Just know, that the Lord moved mountains and touched hearts today and I thank God for Living Proof Ministries!!!!

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    Peck Caring Ministry says:

    Beth,
    Thank you for bringing the word to us and making a difference in our lives. I was only able to attend Friday night, but it was moving. I will look forward to purchasing the recording. Thanks again for all you do. I can't wait to see you in person some day!
    Heather- Berkley, MI

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